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Human Resources: Staff Induction

Community Outreach and Engagement

Durham recognises and is committed to its actual and potential role in expanding and developing the contribution it makes to people and communities in the North East region and beyond. With 4,000 staff, Durham University is one of the largest employers in County Durham, and is a major player in the economic, social and cultural life of the region. A lot of community outreach and engagement activity involving staff takes place through our Staff Volunteering and Outreach initiative. If after exploring the web link below you have further questions about the programme or any other aspect of our community outreach- or have suggestions for further activities, please contact (0191-33 42199).

Staff Volunteering and Outreach

A key part of our community engagement is the Staff Volunteering & Outreach (SVO) Scheme, part of Experience Durham, which brings Sport, Music, Arts and Volunteering together within the University. We are one of only a few universities which offer a formal staff volunteering scheme. Every member of staff has the option to apply for up to 5 days volunteering a year in the community, within work time. Volunteering can be tailored to your own needs and, whether a regular commitment or just taking part in a one-off Team Challenge, the SVO team will help you to find the right opportunity. Please visit us at Staff Volunteering & Outreach for more information.